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Theodore Zeldin - Author

About the Author

Theodore Zeldin is an Oxford academic, and the author of numerous works of non-fiction including Conversations and An Intimate History of Humanity. Amongst his awards and honours he is a Commander of the Legion d'Honneur, a Fellow of the British Academy and of the Royal Society of Literature, he holds a C.B.E., and has won the Wolfson Prize, Britain's top literary award for History.

Featured books by Theodore Zeldin

The Hidden Pleasures of Life

The Hidden Pleasures of Life

Author: Theodore Zeldin Format: Hardback Release Date: 21/05/2015

What is the point of working so hard? What can replace the shortage of soulmates? What else can one do in a hotel? Through these questions, and many others, Zeldin demonstrates that both the greatest problem and the greatest opportunity of the twenty-first century lie in our relationships with others. With endless examples from his unparalleled research and his experiences with the giants of modern business and politics, this book reveals how our society is full of untapped potential for human interactions. Zeldin illuminates how our lives can be enriched by the realisation that it is only by truly relating to others that we get a taste, even just a nibble, of what it is possible to experience as a human being.

Other books by Theodore Zeldin

The Hidden Pleasures of Life A New Way of Remembering the Past and Imagining the Future

The Hidden Pleasures of Life A New Way of Remembering the Past and Imagining the Future

Author: Theodore Zeldin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/06/2016

By the bestselling author of Conversation and An Intimate History of Humanity A guide to new ambitions in work, relationships and learning Table of Contents: What is the great adventure of our time? What is a wasted life? How can people lose their illusions about themselves? What alternatives are there to being a rebel? What can the poor tell the rich? What could the rich tell the poor? How many ways of committing suicide are there? How can an unbeliever understand a believer? How can a religion change? How can prejudices be overcome? How else can one think about the future, apart from trying to predict it or worrying about it? Is ridicule the most effective form of non-violent protest? How does one acquire a sense of humour? What stops people feeling completely at home in their own country? How many nations can one love at the same time? Why do so many people feel unappreciated, unloved and only half alive? How else might women and men treat one another? What can replace the shortage of soul-mates? Is another kind of sexual revolution achievable? What can artists aim for beyond self-expression? What is more interesting than becoming a leader? What is the point of working so hard? Are there more amusing ways of earning a living? What else can one do in a hotel? What more can the young ask of their elders? Is remaining young at heart enough to avoid becoming old? What is worth knowing? What does it mean to be alive? Where can one find nourishment for the mind? Winner of the Salon London Transmission Prize

Los placeres ocultos de la vida

Los placeres ocultos de la vida

Author: Theodore Zeldin Format: eBook Release Date: 12/11/2015

Los viejos ideales parecen en nuestra epoca mas agotados que nunca. Por ello el autor se propone en esta sugerente obra encontrar otros, ocultos, inexpresados u olvidados, a partir de cuestiones de muy diversa indole: que hacer ante la escasez de almas gemelas? Como puede uno librarse de companeros de trabajo que son un fastidio y de organizaciones que prosperan a base de generar estres? Como podrian hallar formas menos convencionales de expresar su desaliento los despreciados, los rechazados, los traicionados? De que modo las disputas entre -y dentro de- paises, religiones y temperamentos podrian dar paso a una nueva actitud frente al desacuerdo? Como puede el humor erosionar mas e cazmente la hipocresia? Como puede el anhelo de belleza ayudar a convertir cada vida en una obra de arte? Como conseguir vivir en plenitud? Zeldin nos invita a mantener una conversacin pausada y fecunda con el contenido de cada captulo. Porque, como sostiene el propio autor, el hallazgo de vnculos insospechados entre individuos diferentes, entre opiniones aparentemente incompatibles y entre el pasado y el presente constituye uno de los primeros pasos en la senda que conduce a los placeres ocultos.

Conversacion

Conversacion

Author: Theodore Zeldin Format: eBook Release Date: 24/04/2015

Como el dialogo puede transformar tu vida. Le gustara mejorar sus conversaciones con la pareja, sus colegas en el trabajo, su familia, los amigos, las personas a las que no conoce o consigo mismo? Conversacin, que comenz siendo una serie de charlas radiofnicas emitidas por la BBC que alcanzaron una notable popularidad, analiza qu tipo de charla encantaba y excitaba a la gente en el pasado y por qu en la actualidad hablamos de una manera diferente. Explora el arte y la historia de la conversacin, y cmo esta puede ser la llave para un futuro ms feliz e interesante. Muestra cmo las mujeres han cambiado la manera de hablar de los amantes, cmo las familias evitan el silencio o el aburrimiento, cmo el trabajo puede daar o mejorar nuestra manera de conversar y qu papel desempean en la conversacin los tmidos y los callados. Este libro nos permitir ver con mayor claridad de qu queremos hablar y qu puede hacer la conversacin por nuestra vida. "e;Un minitratado brillante sobre cmo y por qu hablamos entre nosotros."e; Sunday Times "e;Un librito delicioso escrito con emocin y humor."e; L'Express (Pars) "e;Es un Balzac moderno."e; Boston Sunday Globe "e;Theodore Zeldin es un destello de luz en un mundo muy oscuro."e; The Express (Londres)

Historia intima de la humanidad

Historia intima de la humanidad

Author: Theodore Zeldin Format: eBook Release Date: 21/11/2014

Alejado del compendio cronologico y del manual tematico, Theodore Zeldin presenta en Historia intima de la humanidad una historia de personas comunes y concretas con las que se examinan algunas de las cuestiones que mas afectan e interesan a las generaciones actuales: la libertad, la tolerancia, el sexo, la gastronomia, la soledad, el poder... A partir de los casos analizados, el autor desvela un entramado de sorprendentes afinidades entre seres de epocas y lugares muy distintos. Esta obra excepcional, ademas de una lectura emotiva, y enriquecedora, invita a la reflexion sobre las grandes y pequenas cuestiones de la vida cotidiana y de la relacion entre hombres y mujeres.

The French

The French

Author: Theodore Zeldin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 16/01/1997

This is a guide to France intended for the traveller who wants to get to know French people as individuals, for the negotiating businessman and for students who wishes to discover in-depth aspects of their lives. It looks at what makes up the national character of France.

An Intimate History Of Humanity

An Intimate History Of Humanity

Author: Theodore Zeldin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/09/1995

This extraordinarily wide-ranging study looks at the dilemmas of life today and shows how they need not have arisen. Portraits of living people and historical figures are placed alongside each other as Zeldin discusses how men and women have lost and regained hope; how they have learnt to have interesting conversations; how some have acquired an immunity to loneliness; how new forms of love and desire have been invented; how respect has become more valued than power; how the art of escaping from one's troubles has developed; why even the privileged are often gloomy; and why parents and children are changing their minds about what they want from each other.

Anxiety and Hypocrisy

Anxiety and Hypocrisy

Author: Theodore Zeldin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/07/1981

Analyzes the Frenchman's unique national identity, attitudes towards foreigners, education, and intellectual and cultural development from the late 1840's through the 1900's.

Intellect and Pride

Intellect and Pride

Author: Theodore Zeldin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/10/1980

Analyzes the Frenchman's unique national identity, attitudes towards foreigners, education, and intellectual and cultural development from the late 1840's through the 1900's.

Ambition and Love

Ambition and Love

Author: Theodore Zeldin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/11/1979

Sketches France's political and intellectual development and comments on social divisions and customs from the late 1840's through the Second World War.

Politics and Anger

Politics and Anger

Author: Theodore Zeldin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/07/1979

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